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STEAM Team 2014-15 Shark Tank Launch

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Shark tank - poster new date


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STEAM Team Summer Grand Finale

Despite the power being out for the first part of our last summer STEAM Team session, students and the administration had a great time learning about robotics, arduino, and soft circuits.

Sun Times article 7/18/2014


Hexapod Robot on a leash

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30 Projects in 30 Days: Maker Camp Online

Keep up the great momentum from STEAM Team sessions, where you have been creating, failing, re-creating, and learning new skills while having fun.  http://makercamp.com/




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Geekduino and Electronic Brick

Arduino Heart

What is arduino? - Click this link for a great TED talk video from one of the original inventors of the open source arduino.

Getting started with Geekduino - Click here for details on how to get started with the Geekduino – the version of the Arduino that we have for STEAM Team

Electronic Bricks Cookbook - Click this link for lots of examples of code and how to connect the electronic brick sensors.



Posted by on July 15, 2014 at 07:30 and tagged , , ,  | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Badges Earned @ STEAM Week #1

DSC_0189Imagine, sketch, create!

Imagine, sketch, create!  Intro to Fashion Badge & 20 Ways to Make a Circuit

Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 00:14 | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Summer STEAM Team

Posted by on July 7, 2014 at 01:53 | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

More spots added to Summer STEAM Team Sessions!

Due to the popularity of Summer STEAM Team, we haved added some additional spots.  These engaging, hands-on sessions are scheduled for July 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, and 17 at Crone Middle School from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Please sign up right away to guarantee a spot.  We anticipate they will fill up quickly.


Posted by on June 30, 2014 at 12:24 | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Summer STEAM Team Sign up details!

Crone Middle School will offer Summer STEAM Team Sessions from July 7-10 and July 14-17 from 9:00 a.m. – 11: a.m.   Students will work and play together as they tinker with computers, measure environmental factors, and design and print 3D prototypes.  Students may sign up for available daily sessions at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a4ae2ca7fa7-summer.  This isn’t your parents’ summer school!

Please contact Mrs. Yockey if you have any questions.  [email protected]


Posted by on June 15, 2014 at 19:26 | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Science of Glass – Glass Fusing

Ms. Maria Moran will be here to demonstrate glass fusing and teach us about the science of glass.  Glass is used for so many things and it has special properties that make it is very special.  Ms. Moran will share her knowledge from working in the glass industry.

We will be using the art room today to learn about:

1. Surface tension and cutting/handling glass

2. Discuss coefficient of expansion (COE)

3. Demonstrate Viscosity in our kilns and in finished pieces

4. Have the kids create a cabochon

Hope to see you for our last meeting during the school year.

Click here for more information:  STEAM Team Glass LiveBinder 

Posted by on May 30, 2014 at 13:08 | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

STEAM Team in the news, again!

May 14, 2014 11:25 a.m.

Naperville kids tinker with 3-D technology

          By: Suzanne Baker  |  [email protected]


3D Printing at Crone Middle School featured in the Naperville Sun


Posted by on May 18, 2014 at 23:33 | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink